Siskiyou County is ranked 41st in terms of unemployment. San Mateo County is ranked first, with just 2.3 percent of the workforce unemployed. At the other end of the spectrum and the state, Imperial County is ranked 58th, with 20.7 percent unemployment.

Siskiyou County’s unemployment rose to 6 percent in July, according to information released Friday by the state’s Employment Development Department, up slightly from 5.7 percent in June. In July of 2018, the rate was 6.1 percent, the EDD reported.

Of Siskiyou’s civilian labor force of 17,840, 1,060 were unemployed in July, the EDD said.

Jobs were added in many industries, most notably in farming, which made up for losses in the state and local government sectors.

Siskiyou County is ranked 41st in terms of unemployment. San Mateo County is ranked first, with just 2.3 percent of the workforce unemployed. At the other end of the spectrum and the state, Imperial County is ranked 58th, with 20.7 percent unemployment.

Statewide, California’s unemployment rate tied a record low 4.1 percent in July while the state’s employers added 19,600 nonfarm payroll jobs, according to EDD data from two surveys. July’s job gain contributes to an employment expansion in California that is now 113-months long, tying the expansion of the 1960s for the longest on record. California has gained 3,299,000 jobs since the economic expansion began in February 2010, accounting for more than 15 percent of the nation’s job gains over the expansion, the EDD said.

California’s labor market,

by the numbers

• The state’s unemployment rate dipped from 4.2 percent to 4.1 percent1 in July, once again tying the record low unemployment rate first set in July through December 2018.

• California added an average 29,200 jobs2 per month over the entire 113-month long expansion - far more than the 8-9,000 jobs needed monthly to match labor force growth.

• While virtually all states have experienced sustained job growth since the end of the recession, California’s growth has been more broad-based in all but one of the state’s 11 major industries, led by gains in the high-tech jobs of Professional and Business Services and Information, along with increases in Education and Health Services, which support an aging demographic.

• The current expansion differs in comparison with the record expansion between August 1960 and December 1969 which was primarily fueled by manufacturing, particularly in aerospace, and higher population growth (approx. 2.7 percent annual growth in the 1960s compared to 0.8 percent currently).